Question raised in Lok Sabha on Crop Insurance Schemes, 01/03/2016
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Crop Insurance Schemes, 01/03/2016. State-wise details of farmers covered during last one year (i.e. 2014-15) under various crops insurance schemes including National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS) is at Annexure. National Crop Insurance Scheme (NCIP) envisages coverage of Food Crops (Cereals, Millets & Pulses), Oilseeds and Annual Commercial/Horticultural Crops for which past yield data based on single series of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) & weather data for sufficient past years is available. However, the crops/areas are notified by the concerned State/UT Government. Actuarial premium rates with subsidy in premium upto 75% is given to all the farmers. Sum insured is broadly based on Cost of Production/equivalent to the scale of finance as decided by the District Level Technical Committee and is pre-declared by State Level Coordination Committee on Crop Insurance.